Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

The Life

Book - 2013
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The national bestseller celebrated as "the ultimate Johnny Cash biography....Rock writer great Robert Hilburn goes deep." -- Rolling Stone

In this, the definitive biography of an American legend, Robert Hilburn conveys the unvarnished truth about a musical superstar. Johnny Cash's extraordinary career stretched from his days at Sun Records with Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis to the remarkable creative last hurrah, at age 69, that resulted in the brave, moving "Hurt" video.

As music critic for the Los Angeles Times, Hilburn knew Cash throughout his life: he was the only music journalist at the legendary Folsom Prison concert in 1968, and he interviewed both Cash and his wife June Carter just months before their deaths. Drawing upon a trove of never-before-seen material from the singer's inner circle, Hilburn creates an utterly compelling, deeply human portrait of a towering figure in country music, a seminal influence in rock, and an icon of American popular culture. Hilburn's reporting shows the astonishing highs and deep lows that marked the journey of a man of great faith and humbling addiction who throughout his life strove to use his music to lift people's spirits.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, c2013
ISBN: 9780316194754
Branch Call Number: 921 CAS
Characteristics: viii, 679 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill.;,24 cm

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5redgreen Aug 02, 2014

This is probably the best book of J.R. Cash's life. I thoroughly enjoyed this very informative life story. I would recommend that Cash fans and music lovers read this.

ChristchurchLib Jan 22, 2014

"In Johnny Cash, former Los Angeles Times music critic Robert Hilburn compellingly presents all the downs and ups of the country music star's life. Growing up on an Arkansas farm, Cash dreamed of performing to large audiences, but didn't know how to achieve his dream. Eventually, he moved to Nashville and - after quite a bit of effort - persuaded record executive Sam Phillips to listen to his songs. Years of stardom, struggles with drugs, divorce and remarriage, and apparent transition to has-been status followed - until he renewed his career with the help of producer Rick Rubin and took his music in unexpected new directions." Biography and Memoir January 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/f258d59c-5047-4e99-84b0-f4d1d04ff18e?postId=84e6a621-a5ec-40c1-a752-d42f6fa838f2

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